Rubus. Rubus villosus.

Botanical name: 


Villosin, tannin, gallic acid.


Extractum Rubi Fluidum, Fluid Extract of Rubus. Dose, from ten to sixty minims.
Specific Medicine Rubus. Dose, from five to thirty minims.

Specific Symptomatology—The tonic and astringent properties of this remedy are underestimated. It is an acceptable and prompt astringent in diarrheas of infancy, where the evidences of relaxation and enfeeblement of the mucous coats of the stomach and bowels are marked, and where there is deficient action of all glandular organs, especially of the liver, the patient being pale, feeble, without appetite.

Therapy—In those cases of diarrhea where there are large, watery, clay-colored discharges three or four times each day, an infusion of blackberry root will sometimes correct this entire train of symptoms. A syrup of blackberry will also answer an excellent purpose.

The American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy, 1919, was written by Finley Ellingwood, M.D.
It was scanned by Michael Moore for the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.